PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A deadly crash on the Schuylkill Expressway has police searching for a driver who allegedly struck accident victims who were ejected from a vehicle.
A 46-year old woman is dead and two others are in the hospital after they were ejected from a vehicle early this morning on I-76, and then ran over.
One vehicle was traveling eastbound and collided with another car, when it then hit the concrete interstate divider. The car flipped multiple times and came to a rest in the left lane on the Westbound side. As a result of that crash three people were ejected onto the highway.
A white work van ran over two people who were ejected into the westbound lanes. The driver stopped briefly, but then took off. State police are hoping someone may know who that driver may be.
“It’s very unfortunate that the person decided to leave the scene,”Corporal Danea Durham of the Pennsylvania State Police said. “It’s just very worrisome that somebody could actually realize that they struck somebody on the side of the road — or even on the roadway, in this particular case — and get back in their vehicle and just leave them there to die.”
Officials say the van has heavy front-end damage. It is believed he possibly exited on Montgomery Drive.
The driver of the white work van is described as a white man in his 20s or early 30s, about six-feet tall. He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Both lanes were closed for nearly four hours, causing massive traffic delays following the 4 a.m. accident.